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noumpere last won the day on May 12

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  1. I'll add -- it isn't going to be a swipe tag, so there's no need to move from the slot. 1bx works just fine, here.
  2. The problem with Volump's approach, in my view, is that each umpire might have a piece of the puzzle, which adds up to the whole picture. If you just ask it as he does, you'll get a lot of "I can't help you" when the CREW knows the answer. I do agree that the original umpire should give the final decision (in leagues where there isn't a crew chief -- different from game UIC).
  3. From another forum (and the poster has the schools backwards) (EMPHASIS ADDED): We had a thread here recently where this "mechanic"of calling "ballgame" was discussed -- here's one good reason not to do it.
  4. And, at levels above, oh, 12U that play under OBR (or NCAA) -- it's legal.
  5. I can't speak for the moderators, but I doubt that was the intent. It's just that the incident sparked several different threads here (and on other sites), and it's more efficient to have them all in one spot. I do agree that the UEFL forum is the wrong place to host this thread, though.
  6. And, the batter starts with a new count. An at-bat ends when the batter becomes a runner or is put out. Since neither happened, he is still at-bat. From rule 5.04:(c) (6.04) Completing Time at Bat A batter has legally completed his time at bat when he is put out or becomes a runner.
  7. At no level should the manager / coach who buried the plate be around to clean it off.
  8. R3 is still forced (because none of the runners behind him is out) -- so R3 can be retired by F2 (or any defensive player) with the ball touching the plate. How slow was R3 that he couldn't beat the throw home?
  9. I think a lot of the disagreement has to do with the level of ball different people do, the expectations at that level, and how cleaning the plate (and the other things MidAmUmp mentions) affect the umpire's future reputation and ability to work.
  10. I should amend my answer, and say that it applies on "regular season" mechanics. If you are doing lower-key, summer ball, you *can* modify this -- BU still goes out on trouble balls. But, on the routine plays, BU can skim the outfield side of the dirt. PU then only needs to come up the line to watch BR touch first (if the ball is dropped). BU can take any plays on BR back into first or at second from the outfield side. The coverage isn't as good as the standard mechanics. But, it saves everyone a few steps (and the steps can be slower), and the risk/reward structure is different in the summer. Disagree. It applies to F8 as well. BU is going to have a better angle on the play in front of F8 than is PU.
  11. "It's better to be out wishing you were in than in wishing you were out." And, that applies to umpiring as well.
  12. You can use the balloon or the inside protector and be in the slot. Just because the old-time video has a baloon umpire over the top, doesn't mean one caused (or is a requirement of) the other
  13. Needs to be addressed -- with something like "If you do, I will deal with it." And, maybe send the kid back to the on-deck circle for a minute (tougher to do in JH, I admit) and address a similar comment to the catcher --"I don't know if something is going on, but it better stop."
  14. Yes -- if the runner attempts to avoid the tag, then you need to watch what happens and call what you see. That's not how I read the OP, though -- I read it as just a "normal" slide, but to one edge of the side of the base facing the runner, and the tag just missed (note the runners "action" in the first play, and the lack of it in the second) -- here, you don't need to look for the tag -- just get the out. (and, assuming that the tag was down, the glove wasn't lifted too early, etc).
  15. I should add that my comment above was in reference to OBR only. I don't know about all the various youth organizations, but I would hope that they would have the "verbal" addition to the INT and OBS rules.